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Scott County schools weighing options for reopening

Posted at 10:15 PM, Jul 02, 2020

SCOTT COUNTY, Ky. (LEX 18) — With the coronavirus interrupting everyone's lives, it is clear that schools will have to make drastic changes for the upcoming school year.

In Scott County, some decisions are already made. However, similar to Fayette County Public Schools, they're hoping for parent's feedback too.

Scott County district leaders sent out a survey to get feedback on how parents feel about school in the fall when in-person classes start on August 26. One of the questions on the survey was "Do you plan to send your child(ren) to school when in-person classes resume? If no, do you want virtual learning or pencil and paper packets?" Another question asked "Will your child(ren) ride a school bus?"

Scott County Superintendent Dr. Kevin Hub says in less than a day, more than 5,000 parents responded and the consensus is clear.

"At this point, 75 percent of people say they will be sending their children to school in-person," Dr. Hub said.

Parents have until Sunday to turn in their surveys, so the numbers aren't complete. What is certain is that masks will be required for teachers and students but not for preschoolers and kindergartners. There will be temperature checks before entering buildings and safe social distance rules in school and on buses. Still, parents have options.

"We're prepared for all 10,000 to come back and prepared for any portion of group who decide to study at home," Dr. Hub said.

Dr. Hub added that one option off the table is alternating days for in-person classes; students will go to school Monday through Friday. The results of the survey will be released next week so administrators can get an even better idea of what school will look like this fall.